Computer Security Breaches Are Preventable

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Security system breaches resulting in exposure of large quantities of sensitive information have become increasingly common. As data-hungry enterprises aggregate larger and larger caches of sensitive information, the damage from the inevitable breaches becomes more significant and far-reaching. Is there something fundamentally wrong with the design of our security systems? Can these risks be mitigated? […]

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Distributed Security

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Within a single address-space, the capability-security properties of actor references are guaranteed by the actor run-time. Memory-safe implementations of actor languages ensure that actor references cannot be forged. Having a reference to an actor means you have permission to send it a message. A single machine may host multiple independent actor address-spaces, each of which […]

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Towards a Universal Implementation of Unforgeable Actor Addresses

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[It is my pleasure to welcome my colleague and collaborator, Tristan Slominski, as a guest-blogger —Dale] 2017-02-07 EDIT: A previous version of this article used the term Domain instead of Realm. In the popular implementations of the Actor Model, actor addresses are usually globally available to any other actor desiring to discover them. However, in […]

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